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by jdaw1
03:17 Wed 27 Jun 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1985 Quinta do Noval
Replies: 0
Views: 1413

1985 Quinta do Noval

Saturday 17th March 2007: chez mon père, a 1985 horizontal, consisting mostly of houses new to me ( paperwork , more fancy-schmancy than that used the previous evening ). Notes are even briefer: my enthusiasm for note-taking had clearly diminished. Present: JDAW MAW RAW APPW JRW RKA JFH MF SRG, a...
by jdaw1
03:15 Wed 27 Jun 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1985 Quinta do Noval Nacional
Replies: 0
Views: 1838

1985 Quinta do Noval Nacional

Saturday 17th March 2007: chez mon père, a 1985 horizontal, consisting mostly of houses new to me ( paperwork , more fancy-schmancy than that used the previous evening ). Notes are even briefer: my enthusiasm for note-taking had clearly diminished. Present: JDAW MAW RAW APPW JRW RKA JFH MF SRG, and ...
by jdaw1
03:02 Wed 27 Jun 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1985 Taylor
Replies: 0
Views: 1833

1985 Taylor

Friday 16th March 2007: chez mon père, a sesquivertical of Cockburn and Taylor ( paperwork ). Present: JDAW MAW RAW WDBP RKA JFH MF SRG, and sort-of SVW. See review . A vertical of Cockburn, with some matching Taylor vintages, and some mystery bottles. • Taylor 1985 RKA’s favourite. And did he te...
by jdaw1
03:02 Wed 27 Jun 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1950 Taylor Special Quinta
Replies: 5
Views: 3535

1950 Taylor Special Quinta

Friday 16th March 2007: chez mon père, a sesquivertical of Cockburn and Taylor ( paperwork ). Present: JDAW MAW RAW WDBP RKA JFH MF SRG, and sort-of SVW. See review . A vertical of Cockburn, with some matching Taylor vintages, and some mystery bottles. • Taylor Special Quinta 1950 Pale rose, maybe a...
by jdaw1
03:01 Wed 27 Jun 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1927 Taylor
Replies: 0
Views: 2088

1927 Taylor

Friday 16th March 2007: chez mon père, a sesquivertical of Cockburn and Taylor ( paperwork ). Present: JDAW MAW RAW WDBP RKA JFH MF SRG, and sort-of SVW. See review . A vertical of Cockburn, with some matching Taylor vintages, and some mystery bottles. • Unknown 1927 Sold some years ago as two bo...
by jdaw1
02:59 Wed 27 Jun 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1908 Taylor
Replies: 0
Views: 2015

1908 Taylor

Friday 16th March 2007: chez mon père, a sesquivertical of Cockburn and Taylor ( paperwork ). Present: JDAW MAW RAW WDBP RKA JFH MF SRG, and sort-of SVW. See review . A vertical of Cockburn, with some matching Taylor vintages, and some mystery bottles. • Taylor 1908 Like the Cockburn 1908, cloudy...
by jdaw1
02:58 Wed 27 Jun 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1985 Cockburn
Replies: 0
Views: 1917

1985 Cockburn

Friday 16th March 2007: chez mon père, a sesquivertical of Cockburn and Taylor ( paperwork ). Present: JDAW MAW RAW WDBP RKA JFH MF SRG, and sort-of SVW. See review . A vertical of Cockburn, with some matching Taylor vintages, and some mystery bottles. Having had very little experience of Cockbur...
by jdaw1
02:57 Wed 27 Jun 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1970 Cockburn
Replies: 0
Views: 2111

1970 Cockburn

Friday 16th March 2007: chez mon père, a sesquivertical of Cockburn and Taylor ( paperwork ). Present: JDAW MAW RAW WDBP RKA JFH MF SRG, and sort-of SVW. See review . A vertical of Cockburn, with some matching Taylor vintages, and some mystery bottles. Having had very little experience of Cockbur...
by jdaw1
02:57 Wed 27 Jun 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Cockburn
Replies: 0
Views: 2099

1963 Cockburn

Friday 16th March 2007: chez mon père, a sesquivertical of Cockburn and Taylor ( paperwork ). Present: JDAW MAW RAW WDBP RKA JFH MF SRG, and sort-of SVW. See review . A vertical of Cockburn, with some matching Taylor vintages, and some mystery bottles. Having had very little experience of Cockbur...
by jdaw1
02:56 Wed 27 Jun 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1960 Cockburn
Replies: 1
Views: 2279

1960 Cockburn

Friday 16th March 2007: chez mon père, a sesquivertical of Cockburn and Taylor ( paperwork ). Present: JDAW MAW RAW WDBP RKA JFH MF SRG, and sort-of SVW. See review . A vertical of Cockburn, with some matching Taylor vintages, and some mystery bottles. Having had very little experience of Cockbur...
by jdaw1
02:55 Wed 27 Jun 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1955 Cockburn
Replies: 0
Views: 2022

1955 Cockburn

Friday 16th March 2007: chez mon père, a sesquivertical of Cockburn and Taylor ( paperwork ). Present: JDAW MAW RAW WDBP RKA JFH MF SRG, and sort-of SVW. See review . A vertical of Cockburn, with some matching Taylor vintages, and some mystery bottles. Having had very little experience of Cockbur...
by jdaw1
02:55 Wed 27 Jun 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1927 Cockburn
Replies: 0
Views: 2043

1927 Cockburn

Friday 16th March 2007: chez mon père, a sesquivertical of Cockburn and Taylor ( paperwork ). Present: JDAW MAW RAW WDBP RKA JFH MF SRG, and sort-of SVW. See review . A vertical of Cockburn, with some matching Taylor vintages, and some mystery bottles. Having had very little experience of Cockburn, ...
by jdaw1
02:54 Wed 27 Jun 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1908 Cockburn
Replies: 0
Views: 2166

1908 Cockburn

Friday 16th March 2007: chez mon père, a sesquivertical of Cockburn and Taylor ( paperwork ). Present: JDAW MAW RAW WDBP RKA JFH MF SRG, and sort-of SVW. See review . A vertical of Cockburn, with some matching Taylor vintages, and some mystery bottles. Having had very little experience of Cockburn, ...
by jdaw1
02:50 Wed 27 Jun 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1962 Quinta do Noval Nacional
Replies: 0
Views: 1596

1962 Nacional

Nacional 1962, Nacional 1980, and Nacional 1985 were tasted in a further celebration of the birth of my first child, Sophia Wiseman . Present were myself and the missus, and friends BAW ODM TZ SGO'S and RO'S; the first of these bringing some fines cheeses. See review . The 1962, the darkest of the t...
by jdaw1
02:49 Wed 27 Jun 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1980 Quinta do Noval Nacional
Replies: 0
Views: 1653

1980 Nacional

Nacional 1962, Nacional 1980, and Nacional 1985 were tasted in a further celebration of the birth of my first child, Sophia Wiseman . Present were myself and the missus, and friends BAW ODM TZ SGO'S and RO'S; the first of these bringing some fines cheeses. See review . The 1980 was unremarkable when...
by jdaw1
02:49 Wed 27 Jun 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1985 Quinta do Noval Nacional
Replies: 0
Views: 1641

1985 Quinta do Noval Nacional

Nacional 1962, Nacional 1980, and Nacional 1985 were tasted in a further celebration of the birth of my first child, Sophia Wiseman . Present were myself and the missus, and friends BAW ODM TZ SGO'S and RO'S; the first of these bringing some fines cheeses. See review . The 1985 was the least pleasin...
by jdaw1
23:11 Tue 26 Jun 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Taking Pictures of Port
Replies: 26
Views: 7364

Re: Photography technique

In each case several shots were taken, and the best used. This is precisely the method I use - I was hoping you had a secret trick that would save me some time It’s all of an extra ¼ minute per shot. Reminding you that you should be waiting patiently for the port to develop in the decanter, perh...
by jdaw1
23:03 Tue 26 Jun 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Taking Pictures of Port
Replies: 26
Views: 7364

Photography technique

Until the pictures that triggered this thread, I have photographed bottles by holding them in the air about 2½' from my Mac’s built-in camera. Just before taking the picture Apple’s PhotoBooth does a screen white-out as a diffuse flash. This picture is then trimmed, with no colour adjustments. The R...
by jdaw1
22:33 Tue 26 Jun 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Taking Pictures of Port
Replies: 26
Views: 7364

Flash suggestions

Back to the subject. The problem is whiteout from the flash versus darkness without flash.
  1. Does taping a piece of paper over the flash provide enough diffusion?
  2. Mount in a picture frame without glass a piece of white paper. Does shining a light onto that work?
  3. Other suggestions?
by jdaw1
22:20 Tue 26 Jun 2007
Forum: Port Tasting Notes
Topic: 1963 Quinta do Noval Nacional
Replies: 3
Views: 2025

Nacional 1963

The one time I had Nacional 1963, in the company of Mr Bridgeman, it tasted of raspberries.

Me too: I would have this again.
by jdaw1
22:19 Tue 26 Jun 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Taking Pictures of Port
Replies: 26
Views: 7364

all Nacional vintages ever declared

No. Must hold all Nacional vintages ever declared, with magnums of the regular Noval from those years in which it also declared.
by jdaw1
21:26 Tue 26 Jun 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Taking Pictures of Port
Replies: 26
Views: 7364

I repeat my encouragement. please could other posters of TN consider themselves encouraged to include photographs of bottle, cork, and—most importantly—port. Photography geekiness I can’t do. And indeed there was considerable trouble with the flash reflecting off the glass ( e.g. ) and hiding the...
by jdaw1
15:47 Tue 26 Jun 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Are you affected by the flooding? Is your cellar safe?
Replies: 20
Views: 4372

Are you affected by the flooding? Is your cellar safe?

Hundreds of people have fled their homes in three villages in South Yorkshire amid fears a dam is about to burst after torrential rain. … Elsewhere weather conditions are easing after severe flooding across England. But Sheffield remained virtually cut off from the rest of the country as the transp...
by jdaw1
12:30 Tue 26 Jun 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2048
Views: 242015

Antidisestablishmentarianists' Corner

Likewise I could call it Antidisestablishmentarianists' Corner. That’s always awkward. The corner could be used by one antidisestablishmentarianist (so ‟Antidisestablishmentarianist's”), but is intended for the use of many to discuss these things (‟Antidisestablishmentarianists'”, as you wrote, a...
by jdaw1
01:11 Tue 26 Jun 2007
Forum: Beer, Spirits, Cigars, and Pork Pies
Topic: My drink of choice.
Replies: 6
Views: 3431

Smiths was always too smooth for me

Smiths was always too smooth for me — perhaps too Northern in its style. I like more bitter and more grip.

A gallon? The most beer I have ever seen a man drink before debladdering is twelve pints, on the Monopoly pub crawl. He admitted that it was a “long slash†.